This is a review of another album from MAre Cognitum which was released in 2012 continuing their melodic, depressive and atmospheric approach to black metal with the recording being called "An Extraconscious Lucidity" which was released by Milam Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being thrown into the music, while the synths bring a very experimental, avant garde, dark and atmospheric sound to the recording, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast depressive black metal riffs that utilize some heavy, raw and primitive sounding elements as well as some melody and atmospheric elements in the riffing as well as a brief use of clean playing, while the lead guitars are very dark and melodic sounding black metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals are mostly grim sounding and high pitched black metal screams with some spoken word parts being utilized at times, while the lyrics cover dark and philosophical themes, as for the production it has a very heavy, dark, raw and primitive sound with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Mare Cognitum and if you are a fan of melodic, atmospheric and depressive black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Pyre Of Ascendance" and "Pulses In Extraconsciious Lucidity". RECOMMENDED BUY.